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  1. Ghot's Avatar
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    @Murat

    Get EaseUS Partition Master.
    Free partition manager software to resize partitions - EaseUS(R) Partition Master Free


    1. Install the program
    2. Delete the System, the G: and the HP Recovery partitions.
    3. Then in EaseUS, just right click on the F: partition and choose: Resize
    4. Resize to the left, and click apply, etc. then do it again to the right.

    Or you can do both at once, left and right.


    MiniTool Partition Wizard works also.

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free
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       #32

    Megahertz said:
    Windows Disk Manager can't extend a partition to the left side, only to the right. Some programs like Mini tool partition can extend a partition to the left side but it takes a long time as it also has to move the data to the right side.
    You don't need the HP Recover partition any more. It is outdated, useless.
    My suggestion is to make a partition image of F: and store on an external drive, clean all partitions, and then restore the F: partition on whole drive.
    Can you please list the steps on how to make a partition image of F?
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  3. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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       #33

    Murat said:
    Can you please list the steps on how to make a partition image of F?
    You can certainly do that with an application like Macrium Reflect.

    In my opinion, that method would be more complex and time consuming than simply extending F with one of the tools mentioned.

    Either would work.
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  4. Posts : 27
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       #34

    Ghot said:
    @Murat

    Get EaseUS Partition Master.
    Free partition manager software to resize partitions - EaseUS(R) Partition Master Free


    1. Install the program
    2. Delete the System, the G: and the HP Recovery partitions.
    3. Then in EaseUS, just right click on the F: partition and choose: Resize
    4. Resize to the left, and click apply, etc. then do it again to the right.

    Or you can do both at once, left and right.


    MiniTool Partition Wizard works also.

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free
    Are you sure about deleting the HP recovery as well ? what if my SSD crashes one day, will there be a way to recover to factory settings with new SSD? I dont want to lose my official windows operating system that came out of the box... or how does it work?
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  5. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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    Murat said:
    Are you sure about deleting the HP recovery as well ? what if my SSD crashes one day, will there be a way to recover to factory settings with new SSD? I dont want to lose my official windows operating system that came out of the box... or how does it work?
    Even if it worked, the HP recovery partition would return you to "factory specs".......Windows 7 I assume. Who wants that?

    You've already lost "the official operating system that came out of the box".......that was Windows 7.

    You are way past the warranty and on your own. HP has no influence nor should it.

    Once you get your immediate situation settled....tomorrow or in a few days, you can use Macrium Reflect to make an image of ALL partitions on the SSD. That would enable you to return to the state as of the moment the image was made.
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  6. Posts : 27
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       #36

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Even if it worked, the HP recovery partition would return you to "factory specs".......Windows 7 I assume. Who wants that?

    You've already lost "the official operating system that came out of the box".......that was Windows 7.

    You are way past the warranty and on your own. HP has no influence nor should it.

    Once you get your immediate situation settled....tomorrow or in a few days, you can use Macrium Reflect to make an image of ALL partitions on the SSD. That would enable you to return to the state as of the moment the image was made.
    is Macrium free software? where do i get it?
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  7. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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       #37

    There is a free version and a paid version.

    Free will do all you need.

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    Don't worry about that till you get your current problem solved.

    There's an entire forum devoted to backups on this site.
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  8. Ghot's Avatar
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       #38

    Murat said:
    Are you sure about deleting the HP recovery as well ? what if my SSD crashes one day, will there be a way to recover to factory settings with new SSD? I dont want to lose my official windows operating system that came out of the box... or how does it work?


    That was why I mentioned Macrium Reflect backup software.

    When you make a backup with Macrium, it makes an exact copy of Windows, and all the partitions necessary to boot Windows. It also allows you to make bootable rescue media. So you can get to your backups, even if Windows won't boot.

    Most of us on Ten Forums use backup software, and of those, most use Macrium Reflect.

    Also...you can lose your Windows license. It is tied to your computer.
    Let's say your SSD dies. You can just get another SSD, install Windows on it, and it will automatically activate.

    Even easier... you could also just get a new SSD and restore from your backup, and it would be like it never happened.

    I've been using backup software for about 16-17 years, and it's never let me down. It will take a while, but once you start "thinking" in backup software, you'll be amazed at what it can do.

    On top of all that, there are many tutorials for Macrium on this forum. Most of the regulars on here, use Macrium and can easily answer any questions you might have.
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  9. Posts : 27
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       #39

    Ghot said:
    That was why I mentioned Macrium Reflect backup software.

    When you make a backup with Macrium, it makes an exact copy of Windows, and all the partitions necessary to boot Windows. It also allows you to make bootable rescue media. So you can get to your backups, even if Windows won't boot.

    Most of us on Ten Forums use backup software, and of those, most use Macrium Reflect.

    Also...you can lose your Windows license. It is tied to your computer.
    Let's say your SSD dies. You can just get another SSD, install Windows on it, and it will automatically activate.

    Even easier... you could also just get a new SSD and restore from your backup, and it would be like it never happened.

    I've been using backup software for about 16-17 years, and it's never let me down. It will take a while, but once you start "thinking" in backup software, you'll be amazed at what it can do.

    On top of all that, there are many tutorials for Macrium on this forum. Most of the regulars on here, use Macrium and can easily answer any questions you might have.
    I assume Macrium will create a back up file that will be huge and I would have to keep it on my external drive? How much space would it take ?
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  10. Ghot's Avatar
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    Murat said:
    I assume Macrium will create a file that will be huge and I would have to keep it on my external drive? How much space would it take ?


    By default it makes a backup about 1/2 the size of the data on the C:\ drive.

    After making the first backup, you can also make... "differential" images, which just makes a backup of the things that have changed, since you last backup.

    Take my word for it... once you start using backup software, you'll never go back to the old ways.


    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free


    User guide. It looks harder than it is.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...k036dxmurQJW-H



    This is all you have to do to make a full backup...

    Will adding RAM will help to speed up my PC?-0000-macrium-settings.png




    Tutorial...

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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